Manchester United star hailed by Barcelona forward

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Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez is excited by the prospect of going head-to-head with Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney on Friday evening.

Sanchez's Chile side travel to Wembley for a showpiece friendly against England - and the 24-year-old has hailed Rooney as one of the best strikers in the sport.

"Rooney has power," Sanchez told reporters ahead of the clash. "He is one of the strongest forwards in the world.

"It's going to be marvellous to play against him and it's no doubt a motivation for all of us."

However, Sanchez sent out an ominous warning to the England star that he will be left frustrated on Friday night.

He added: "I think we have the defender that can stop him."

Sanchez also reserved special praise for England's uncapped goalkeeper Fraser Forster, the Celtic shot-stopper who is in contention to start against Chile.

Forster, who excelled against Barcelona in this season's Champions League group stages, was described by Sanchez as a "complete player".

"Fraser is a keeper who is good with his feet," he added. "He is a complete player and it will be difficult to score against him."

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